Former CS Mwangi Kiunjuri Warns Mt Kenya Politicians Against Ruto
Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has fired a warning shot to his fellow Mt Kenya politicians on relaying on Deputy President William Ruto to finance their campaigns.
Mwangi Kiunjuri who recently formed The Service Party shortly (TSP) after being fired from the government says he would support Ruto’s 2022 Presidential race but clarified that he would do so through his own party.
At the moment Kiunjuri says his focus is to build his party now that he has more time after leaving his previous CS position.
He added that if Ruto was given the power to finance and appoint a running mate, there was huge risk that the Deputy President would have very little powers in the next government.
“I have spent a lot of my money, millions, and spent a lot of time building the TSP. I could easily have waited for the DP to pick me as his running mate and use his choppers and money to campaign but that is foolish and Mt Kenya politicians must avoid that mistake. You cannot count on what you do not have and there is always a problem when you are given free things,” the former CS said.
The former CS said he was the only one in Ruto’s side who was able to speak the truth to the DP because he was an independent politician with his own party and resources.
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“I talked to Ruto and we agreed he will pick a running mate from Mt Kenya region who will be most popular. If it will be me, Ichungwa, Moses Kuria, or anybody else, I will support. Until that day comes, I want to build the TSP because through it, I can challenge the DP to look into Mt Kenya issues.”
“If I become his Deputy President, I will have a weapon to fight back because as you can see from this government, things can always go wrong. If you look at the Revenue Sharing stand off, most of the Mt Kenya politicians around Ruto are afraid to tell him the truth and that is, he has failed us,” he added.
Kiunjuri stated that his party has so far opened a total of 27 offices in 27 counties.
On the current political waves in the country, Kiunjuri stated that President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga are to be blamed for flared political temperatures.
“The buck now stops with the three of you. If we shall have peace, if you want to unite Kenyans and if you want this nonsense to come to an end, then Raila, Kenyatta and Ruto must apologise to the nation because you started it all,” he said.
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